May 25, 2009

Sponge cake with cream cheese frosting

This is a basic sponge cake which I baked for my hubby's birthday. I added a little pineapple essence for more flavor. I am not very good in frosting. I made a simple cream cheese frosting. We liked the cake very much and here is the simple recipe.

Ingredients

Eggs - 4
Sugar - 2 cups
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Pineapple essence - 1/4 teaspoon (optional)
Butter - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Maida/ All purpose flour - 2 cups
Baking powder - 1 1/2 teaspoon

For the frosting

Cream cheese - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 3 tablespoons
Any food color (I used pink)

Directions

Bring the eggs and butter to room temperature.

Beat the egg-whites for about 10 minutes until very light and fluffy. In a nother bowl whisk the egg yolks and add the sugar, salt, and pineapple essence. Beat in butter and boiling milk.

Sift together flour and baking powder and add the liquid mixture in very quickly.

Pour the batter in a greased cake pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Cool completely in a wire rack before frosting.

I made a simple cream cheese frosting by mixing the cream cheese, sugar and color together. It tasted great with the mild pineapple flavor and cream cheese.

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37 comments:

  1. yummy cake divya .. i love this cake ...... looks great .............

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  2. Super cake, Divya! Definitely easy and it looks delicious!

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  3. The cake looks spongy and delicious! I love sponge cakes but havent tried out frosting with cream cheese. Bet it would have been great with the cake!

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  4. I love sponge cake - pineapple essence is a nice touch and i love tangy cream cheese frosting.

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  5. lovely cake - Divya...
    Looks so delicious...

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  6. Yummy cake Divya.....Belated b'day wishes to ur hubby..

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  7. Yummy cake with lovely frosting.

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  8. cake has come really nice and spongy..

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  9. Looks delicious..the cake has baked beautifully :)

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  10. I love that you added pineaple essence to the batter.Looks really spongy delicous.

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  11. The pineapple extract was a great idea! It was really nice of you to make this for your husband.

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  12. Delicious cake and excellent with cream cheese frosting!

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  13. Sounds yum and looks good, Divya!

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  14. pineapple essence will make it so good.nice frosting!

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  15. Hey divya, that looks like a softy soft cake :)and pine apple essense huh? I never know we get that in essence..Goinu hunt it this week... Thanks for the simple recipe..

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  16. that's one yummy cake .. love the addition of pineapple essence :)

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  17. Simple and yet such a treat!!I'm sure you made your hubby very happy with this cake!!

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  18. nice cake .. Happy Birthday to your Hubby

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  19. Cake super-a irukku Divya! I made a sponge cake for my husband's birthday when we were newly married too! :D Thats a very easy way to impress! he hee!

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  20. Cake looks so moist and lovely! Nice recipe..

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  21. I love cream cheese and on sponge cake it sounds awesome.

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  22. Cake looks very soft!! Rightly named as spongy :)

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  23. Hey Divya, this cake looks very soft and moist!!! I havent made any cake for a while now, gotta make yours first!!

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  24. Belated wishes to him :) Love the way u flavored the cake!

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  25. Cake luks smooth...nice recipe...Belated wishes to ur Hubby

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  26. all I can say is your hubby is lucky that you baked a cake for him...mine gets to see me eating store bought chocolate ones on his bday too :)

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  27. belated wishes to him Divya..That cake is amazing..:)

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  28. notihng like a good sponge cake. urs looks just perfect

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  29. cake looks yummy
    thanks
    prajusha
    www.icookipost.com

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  30. all this cream cheese and frosting i dont know.. if u recall i am terrible at glazes/frosting/decorating... gimme a plain simple cake anytime and i am happy!!
    i liked the cake..its well risen and evenly baken..and the frosting looks good too!!!

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  31. Cream cheese frosting is surely a great one.Enaku enga:-P?Good one!

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  32. Thanks Divya , This one looks like something that i can try :).

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